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Re: [vox] USB vs. PS/2 mouse



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On Monday 22 March 2004 07:17 am, Dave Margolis margolid-at-ecs.csus.edu 
|lugod| wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I have an IBM thinkpad with an _eraser head_ mouse.  I like the eraser
> head and I've grown rather fond of it over the years (I had an old
> toshiba laptop with the same mouse before).  However, every once and I
> while I like to plug in my USB scroll mouse...
>
> So here's my question:  Is there a USB insertion script somewhere that I
> can add a line or two to re-point /dev/mouse (currently points to
> /dev/psaux, would need to point to /dev/input/mice)?  Would this kind of
> think require hotplug? I don't have hotplug turned on.  Also, this would
> need to work in the reverse, if possible, upon removal.

You can tell X to use to mouse devices.

http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-mini/XFree86-Second-Mouse.html

Had my old laptop using /dev/psaux and /dev/input/mice for a while.

Though, i think /dev/input/mice multiplexes /dev/psaux, so you may be able to 
just use that.

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